withdrawals of other currencies. egyptians count on tourism for billions of dollars in revenue. tourists have stayed away since the government of former president hosni mubarak collapsed. foreign reserves in november stood at $15 billion. that's less than half the amount the bank held when the uprising began. bank officials say they barely have enough money to import food, fuel, and other commodities. for three months, so they'll limit withdrawals by companies to no more than $30,000 a day. members of president muhammad morsi's government are limiting the monetary fund. they hope to impose loans of $5 million, but first they want them to lower their deficits. they are considering austerity measures which could trigger another wave of protests.